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It's carnival time again! All over Acadiana, preparations are taking place to celebrate Mardi  Gras 2012. From the Mardi Gras Balls to the parades, here's a list of what's going on and when here in Acadiana for Mardi Gras 2012. (UPDATE – Youngsville Parade scheduled for Saturday, February 18th has been cancelled)

 

Friday February 17th-Sunday February 19th

 

 
  • Church Point Courir de Mardi Gras

Location: Downtown Church Point

Time: Friday – 5-10:30pm, Saturday 8:30am-10:30pm, Sunday 7am-4pm

Event Info: churchpointmardigras.com

  • Friday Night Parade

Location: Lafayette, regular parade route

Time: 6:30 pm

 

Friday, February 17th

 

 

Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette

Location: Cajun Field, Lafayette

Time: Carnival & Live music begins at 6pm

Performers: The Molly Ringwalds, Blaine Roy & Second Wind, Corey Ledet

More Info: lafayettemardigrasfestival.com

 

Saturday February 18th


 

 
  • Jennings Mardi Gras Festival & Parade

Location: Founders Park, Main St. in Jennings

Time: 10:30am until

More Info: cityofjennings.com/events

  • Lake Fausse Pointe Mardi Gras Parade

Location: Lake Fausse Pointe State Park – 5400 Levee Rd. St. Martinville

Time: 2pm

More Info: lastateparks.com

  • Children's Parade

Location: Regular Lafayette Parade route

Time: 12:30pm

More Info: gomardigras.com

  • Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette

Location: Cajun Field, Lafayette

Time: Carnival & Live music begins at 1pm

Performers: Marc Broussard, Jamie Bergeron & The Kickin Cajuns, Chris Mulkey w/ Whiskey Bay, The Phossils, Caleb Elliott

More Info: lafayettemardigrasfestival.com

  • Youngsville Mardi Gras Parade (***CANCELLED***)

Time: 11am

Route: Church Street to Lafayette Street

Registration: City Hall, by Friday Feb 17th

 

Sunday, February 19th

 

 
  • Newcomers Mardi Gras Parade

Location: St. Martinville

  • Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette

Location: Cajun Field, Lafayette

Time: Carnival & Live music begins at 1pm

Performers: 10 Years, Nick L Beer, Horace Trahan, Biscuithound, Caleb Elliott

More Info: lafayettemardigrasfestival.com

Time: 1:00pm

 

Sunday, February 19th – Tuesday, February 21st

 

 
  • 12th Carnival D'Acadie Downtown

Location: Crowley

Time: Sunday 3-10pm, Monday, 3-11pm, Tuesday 10am-7pm

Info: Music, carnival rides, street dancing, festival foods, free admission

More Info: crowleyla.com

 

Monday, February 20th

 

 
  • Lundi Gras at the Village

Location: Le Vieux Village – 828 E. Landry St. Opelousas

Time: 5:00-8:00pm

About: Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie from 6-8pm, boucherie demonstration and tours of Le Vieux Village

  • Queen's Parade

Location: Usual Lafayette parade route

Time: 6:00pm

More Info: gomardigras.com

  • Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette

Location: Cajun Field, Lafayette

Time: Carnival & Live music begins at 6pm

Performers: Wayne Toups, Lafayette's Bayou Boys, Side Show, Dikki Du, Louisiana's Kids

More Info: lafayettemardigrasfestival.com

 

Tuesday, February 21st

 

 
  • 25th Tee Mamou

Location: Downtown Iota

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

More Info: iotamardigras.com

  • Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade

Location: Hwy 90 E. at College Road in Jeanerette

Time: 11:00am

  • Krewe Chic-A-La-Pie Mardi Gras Parade

Location: Downtown Kaplan

Time: 2:00pm

  • Krewe of Coteau Mardi Gras Parade

Location: Francis Romero Memorial Park & LA 88 in Coteau

Time: 1:00pm

  • King's Parade

Location: Usual Parade route in Lafayette

Time: 10:00am

  • Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade

Location: Usual Parade route in Lafayette

Time: Immediately following King's Parade

  • Fox 15 Independent Parade

Location: Usual Parade route in Lafayette

Time: 2:00pm

  • Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette

Location: Cajun Field, Lafayette

Time: Carnival & Live music begins at 11:00am

Performers: Krossfyre, Lee Benoit, Andy Smith Band

More Info: lafayettemardigrasfestival.com